Tuesday, August 14, 2007

More Ball Lights!

The original lights in most of the house were ball lights. Over the years they were "updated" and the original lights met with a fate I hate to discuss.

The dome light... not right!

We've been searching for replacements and decided to purchase three 10" ball lights from IKEA.

Not perfect... but Steve had ideas to make them work. I sense another craft project!

After trimming, painting, and replacing the mounting plate the finished lights look fantastic.
The main problem with the IKEA FADO lights are their bases... they're shaped like deep, handle-less teacups. I went to a hardware salvage place in Portland and bought three suitable, low profile bases, cut 2" off the IKEA tubes, painted everything gloss black and put it all back together. I think they turned out pretty darn good for a guy who's totally afraid of electricity. -Steve

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